Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: Dubai on track for ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’

| 22/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai on track for ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’

DIEDC is expected to appreciably advance the Emirate’s seven-pillared strategy to establish itself the capital of the Islamic economy within the given time-frame.

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UAE: New international centre for Halal food and products to open

| 21/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: New international centre for Halal food and products to open

Experts will travel overseas to monitor the factories, farms, carry out the auditing, how it is processed, and to ensure that the final products are Halal compliant before export.

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Malaysian, Moroccan institutions team up to promote trade of halal products

| 19/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysian, Moroccan institutions team up to promote trade of halal products

The study tour focused on developing Moroccan exports in the Halal sector for the Malaysian market.

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Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

| 19/04/2014 | Reply
Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

The title “Developments in the Halal Industry” covers developments in the Halal industry and Halal-related affairs from an Islamic legal and health perspective.

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Opinion: Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow to $2.47 trillion by 2018

| 15/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow to $2.47 trillion by 2018

DinarStandard (DS) recently released the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report, in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

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UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

ICD and EF would like to establish a strategic partnership in order to strengthen the system of food security in the Islamic World and developing the halal food industry in the world.

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Malaysia To Take The Lead In Standardising Halal Certification For Muslim Countries

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia To Take The Lead In Standardising Halal Certification For Muslim Countries

Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said the issue was now being discussed at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) level.

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Opinion: Can Dubai Become The Capital Of The Islamic Economy?

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Can Dubai Become The Capital Of The Islamic Economy?

An Islamic economy is a segment of the global economy, which focuses on Islamic consumers, regardless of location.

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Malaysia: Halal Vaccines to be available in 3 years

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Vaccines to be available in 3 years

A Saudi corporation has invested $100 million in the Halal Industry Development Corporation to produce halal vaccines for meningitis, hepatitis and meningococcal disease.

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UAE: Global Demand Spurs New Gulfood Manufacturing Show

| 08/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: Global Demand Spurs New Gulfood Manufacturing Show

It is primed to become the Middle East’s biggest-ever trade show launch when it debuts from November 9-11 2014 across nine halls at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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UAE: RAK offers UAE gateway for Malaysian halal food

| 07/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: RAK offers UAE gateway for Malaysian halal food

The Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) Free Trade Zone (FTZ) offers ample business environment for Malaysian companies who are actively looking at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a gateway.

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Opinion: The Hunt For Halal

| 06/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The Hunt For Halal

With a trillion dollar opportunity available, as nations aspire to become global hubs for the Islamic economy, the Halal industry is not to be ignored.

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UAE: Food and Beverage Business Group sets 2014 roadmap

| 02/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: Food and Beverage Business Group sets 2014 roadmap

The most important thing for the group is to get involved with the relevant ministries and authorities to tackle issues faced by the F&B businesses in Dubai.

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Opinion: Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

The Muslim dollar is respectably contributing to world tourism, and companies and countries want to access, retain, and grow this segment of the market.

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UAE: Islamic finance talent gap to reach 8,000 plus

| 27/03/2014 | Reply
UAE:  Islamic finance talent gap to reach 8,000 plus

Recruiters in the UAE are already seeing a 50 per cent growth in demand for candidates with Islamic finance experience.

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New UAE Halal Scheme likely to have big impact on global Islamic economy

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
New UAE Halal Scheme likely to have big impact on global Islamic economy

UAE’s new Halal Scheme will be applying a UAE-developed set of halal standards that reflect its diverse population to the country’s imports of goods.

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Saudi Arabia: The Halal Las Vegas? Jeddah to become ‘top tourism hub’

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Halal Las Vegas? Jeddah to become ‘top tourism hub’

Several new initiatives introduced by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) will make Jeddah a top global tourism and commercial capital.

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UAE: Dubai Plans to Set Up World’s First Shariah-Compliant Ex-Im Bank

| 19/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Plans to Set Up World’s First Shariah-Compliant Ex-Im Bank

If the project goes ahead, the Exim Bank will work with similar institutions across the globe and international bodies to promote trade with the United Arab Emirates.

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UAE: Dubai Industrial City adds 158 new companies in 2013

| 19/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial City adds 158 new companies in 2013

Dubai Industrial City also includes the newly established Halal Cluster to support Dubai’s ambition to become the global capital of the Islamic economy.

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UAE: Representatives of the Dubai Int’l Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village visit INCEIF

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Representatives of the Dubai Int’l Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village visit INCEIF

DIAC and DKV reps – the world’s only Free Zone area dedicated to Human Resource Management and learning excellence – visit INCEIF campus.

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